It is seen as hitting the big time to play a comic book character on either of the Marvel or DC cinematic universe either as a SuperHero or villain . Many actors have had that privilege but only few have appeared as comic book characters on both Marvel or DC cinematic Universe as either SuperHeroes or Villains.
1. Ryan Reynolds
The American Actor appeared in the Marvel Cinematic universe by playing the role of Wade Wilson also known as Deadpool in X-Men Origins - Wolverine but he didn't really shine until playing the same character in his own movie Deadpool made 2016 and the Sequel Deadpool 2 made in 2018. Before starring as Deadpool, he appeared as Hal Jordan in the DC cinematic Universe in the movie Green Lantern.
The Veteran actor played the Titular Role in Batman and Batman Returns from the DC cinematic Universe. Twenty-five years later, he appeared in the Marvel Cinematic universe by playing the role of Vulture the villain in Spider-Man Homecoming.
3. J.K Simmons
The actor has played supporting roles in both Marvel and DC cinematic universe. He played J. Jonah Jameson in Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2 , Spider-Man 3 and Spider-Man: Far From Home in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He then played the role of Commissioner Gordon in Justice League for the DC cinematic universe.
4. Zachary Levi
The actor played the SuperHero Shazam in the DC cinematic universe movie Shazam! Before that the actor had played the role of Fandral in Thor: The Dark World and Thor: Ragnarok for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
5. Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck graced the DC cinematic universe by appearing as Bruce Wayne aka Batman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice , Suicide Squad and Justice League. Thirteen Years earlier he had appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Matt Murdoch aka Daredevil.
6. Tommy Lee Jones
Tommy Lee Jones put out a spectacular performance as Harvey Dent aka Two Face in the Movie Batman Forever for the DC cinematic universe then he appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the role of Colonel Chester Phillips in the movie Captain America: The First Avenger.
7. Djimon Hounsou
The actor is one of the few African actors to have made the jump between both universe and he even appeared in multiple roles in the DC universe. He played the Wizard in Shazam and also appeared in Aquaman although disguised with CGI. He played the role of Korath in Guardians of the Galaxy and reprised that role in Captain Marvel.
8. Halle Berry
The actress will be forever remembered as Storm in X-Men Franchise in the Marvel Cinematic Universe after she appeared in the role of Patience Phillips aka Catwoman in the heavily panned Catwoman in the DC cinematic universe.
9. Tom Hardy
The actor Starred as everybody's favourite anti-hero Venom in the Marvel movie Venom. Before that he had also played the villain Bane in the DC cinematic universe movie The Dark Knight Rises.
10. Willem Dafoe
Few would remember the actor as the Villain Green Goblin in the first ever Spiderman triology movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He later appeared as Nuidis Vulko, the mentor and trainer of Arthur in Aquaman.
Please Note; This list is not exhaustive, there are others actors who have appeared in both the MCU and the DCU that i didn't mention.
So who is your favourite actor to have appeared in both universes?
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